XPN Welcomes Tellus360 Presents Declan O’Rourke at St. James w/ Mickey Coleman
Declan O’Rourke returns to Tellus360!
November 5, 2014 · 7:30pm
Online ticket sales have ended. Tickets are still available at the door.
XPN Welcomes Declan O’Rourke to Lancaster in a very special Tellus360 event at St. James Episcopal Church! The performance will include the U.S. debut of “Mile 59,” ORourke’s song about Duffy’s Cut that he wrote following a conversation with Joe Devoy at during his last visit to Tellus360. Backing him will be a 50 person choir from Lancaster Bible College.
Opening the evening will be Mickey Coleman, who will also be performing his own song about Duffy’s Cut, featuring our very own Joe Devoy in a spoken word piece.
Note: this performance is being held at St. James Episcopal Church at 119 N. Duke Street.
Dublin musician Declan O’Rourke comes stateside in the wake of a recent feature on NPR’s World Cafe: Next as well as the US release of his third album, Mag Pai Zai. A household name in the Ireland and throughout the UK, the multi-platinum singer-songwriter has been steadily building a following in the US on the merit of his smart lyrics, classic sound and curly hair. Join us as we welcome the Declan O’Rourke back to Tellus360.
“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever […] Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”
– Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine (Apr 2012)
“Classic sounding […] literate, grown-up pop […] colored with subtle, finger-picked acoustic guitar and O’Rourke’s warm, enveloping voice”
– Eric Danton, The Wall Street Journal (August 2013)
“Virtuosity […] and meticulous dynamics”
– Jon Pareles (Chief Popular Music Critic), The New York Times (Apr 2013)
IMA Award winner 2012…Folk singer/songwriter Mickey Coleman is the latest sensation to hit the Irish music folk scene. Mickey’s talent for penning songs, which in some way or another have shaped his life and which have captured the hearts of many in his live performances, has been well documented in songs such as ‘The Brantry Boy’, ‘My Coalisland Girl’ ‘The Holylands Belfast’ and ‘Kilkeel Fishermen’.
Mickey has released his much awaited second album “A Mothers Lullaby” In this album his thoughts have been transformed into verse with his poetic and artistic talent he has written these wonderful evocative songs.
A former GAA all-Ireland medallist, (2003) Mickey comes from a background of artists and musicians. His mind is as free and determined as the eels that travel from the Sargasso Sea each year to reach the shores of Lough Neagh where Mickey was brought up in Ardboe Co Tyrone.
His fine voice reaches every one who listens. Mickey has shared the stage with some of the world and Irelands top folk artists such as The Chieftains, Cara Dillon, Francis Black, Liam Reilly and Bagatelle, Steve Cooney and many more.